Last Thursday night was an eventful one at our house! Jason slipped on our second to last stair while holding Kenley. It was terrifying because of the giant boom his booty made while hitting the ground but other than that all was fine. However, Kenley would not stop crying. We knew she was scared and so we consoled her and made sure she knew all was good. But then we noticed a giant welt on her left foot. Her foot was swollen and black and blue immediately. We put some ice on it but it looked bad enough that we felt someone should take a look at it just to be safe.
I called our pediatrician who said "It sounds like it's fractured so you should go straight to an orthopedic specialist." In an attempt to not completely lose it, I called the orthopedic office who thankfully had a walk in clinic. After waiting for nearly two hours, Kenley was finally seen and it was determined she definitely needed X-Rays. This was the worst part for mama because Kenley was so scared. She screamed bloody murder but had to sit still. We were both trying to be brave and with the help of the nicest nurses ever we were able to get the pictures of her little feet that we needed.
Thank God, her tiny foot wasn't fractured. What a relief!!! The doctor decided a splint would be a good idea to protect her foot and help it heal. Because it was so swollen and bruised and she wasn't able to walk on it at the time, it seemed like the right choice. Turns out putting a splint on a two year old ends up looking like she had some sort of major leg surgery.
It was a little dramatic for the severity of the injury, but better safe than sorry! I am so thankful that she is fine and it wasn't anything serious, but it was definitely a wake up call that I am not going to be able to protect her and keep her safe from all harm forever especially since her daddy's side of the family is notorious for injuries. It might be time to start wrapping her head to toe in bubble wrap every day.